Fiction. Children's Literature. Art. WOVEN is a story about two brilliant girls, Phyla and Lyla, who live a town where everyone's hair is braided together. Phyla and Lyla's individual stories start at opposite sides of the book and meet at the center page. Phyla inspires the entire town of Woven by playing a harp made of hair, while Lyla learns to weave miniature houses into her hair as she waits for her missing father to return. Phyla's special sensitivity to sound helps her hear other's people's stories, leading her to Lyla, whose city of hair attracts magical insects that enter Woven and change it forever. With vibrant illustrations by Sibba Hartunian and a unique concept that addresses ideas of both community and independence, WOVEN reminds us that no matter how alone we might feel, all of our stories are connected.
Tom is the co-founder of Ayin Press. His debut book of poetry, A Flag of No Nation, is forthcoming in spring 2018. His work has been published in Fence , Conjunctions , Prelude , Protocols and Black Sun Lit . His work has been performed internationally. Sibba Hartunian is a New York based artist and illustrator. Her work has been featured in publications such as Uppercase and i-D , and her artist's books can be found around the world ‚ from New York and Los Angeles to London and Barcelona. This is her first book for children.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA